Traverse City Record-Eagle

January 28, 2013

Erika Morse


TRAVERSE CITY — Erika Morse, 86, of Lake Ann passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.

She was born Oct. 22, 1926, to Rudolph and Hildegard Salewski in East Prussia (Germany). On Oct. 10, 1964, she married her beloved, William "Bill" Morse Jr., in Lake Ann.

Erika volunteered for over 40 years at local nursing homes, where she and Bill would bring their instruments to play and sing. She volunteered for hospice services for several years, was a member of the German Club and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Erika had a love for classical music, swimming, gardening, crafts, reading and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Bill, numerous relatives locally, in Wisconsin and Germany, as well as many special friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Werner.

The family would like to express our sincere thanks to the staff for their fine care at Bortz Health Care.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of one's choice.

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The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.